Tortue Fredericton NB
Tortue is a rock band from Fredericton New Brunswick. Their main influences come from the progressive sound of Rush, the desert sludge of Queens of the Stone Age, the energy of emo revival bands Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader, with hints of jazz-fusion and everything in between. Beginning as a project between two friends at a young age, Tortue has produced several EP’s over the years and played many shows and festivals around the greater Fredericton area. Between multiple line-up changes, current members include Aidan Bullock on guitar and vocals, Matthew Blanchard on drums and Connor MacAulay on bass guitar. Tortue’s sound is energetic and dynamic, and they often perform multiple songs without stopping between by composing transitions- Allowing for a non-stop musical experience. Their music makes space for calm, somber moments of emotion and personal lyrical reflection, rapidly transitioning to fast-paced, intense and energetic rock. This juxtaposition allows for a highly dynamic set that feels more like a sonic roller coaster ride than an everyday rock & roll show.